Friday, June 3, 2011

Twitter Launch a Photo-Sharing Service

Image representing Twitter as depicted in Crun...Twitter announced to the world that Twitter was going to be rolling out its very own photo-sharing service over the next few weeks.
Twitter photos won’t be competing with Facebook albums because it’s organized around conversations and is relevant in the moment. Videos, however, will still be hosted by third parties.

Twitter is also putting the “smack-down” on third-party client for photo-sharing services. The company has already acquired Tweetie and re-released it as the official Twitter client on OS X. Recently, it was announced that Twitter had acquired Tweet Deck.

Twitter, developed in March of ’06 by Jack Dorsey and launched in July of that year, has gained popularity in leaps and bounds since its launch. In July of 2007 it had 400,000 tweets posted per quarter.
In only a year, this number grew to 100 million posts per quarter and now, with an estimated user base of over 200 million people worldwide, users of Twitter purportedly issue around a billion tweets every six days.

The company reports 13 billion API requests coming in every single day. Despite being censored in Iran, China, Egypt and South Korea, Twitter continues to see rapid growth and it is generally felt that this is due to the company’s commitment to keeping up with their user base and constantly striving to improve the service and its relevance to the user community.

25 commentaires:

Finding Cheap Homes said...

Great post!
Question... How did you get the related articles at the bottom of your post?

Is it a widget or html you put in?

icey said...

that's kinda good news.

supearmy said...

I've really warmed up to Twitter as of late, good job Twitter, keep up the excellent progress

kxxthanxx said...

taken their time about it

ReDDoT said...

That's awesome. I love twitter even more now :D

Xenototh said...

Hope twitter doesn't end up as another one of those super companies that acquires anything that could in any way threaten them..

theambchan said...

Interesting... Nice post!

CGburst said...

extreeem

Cartoon Universe said...

About time!

AllenTesch said...

So now I can tweet my butt to people I don't like?

Magnum said...

This service would be basically an online MMS-sharing, right?

Alexander said...

I always thought they had a native photo sharing service, twitpic?

Dvallej said...

why they didnt do that erlier?

Hot New Music Today said...

The rich get richer.

Alixander said...

Interesting to see how they're evolving.

WOODLOUSE said...

We'll see how this ends up

bruno said...

It was about time

zemzero said...

They're finally doing what they should have done awhile ago. And 13 billion API requests, damn!

Earl said...

Yay! No more yfrog, etc.! Hopefully they do this with videos eventually.

Noctis said...

Cool stuff, but I was never really into Twitter..Still good, that they have their own service now..

baka1236 said...

isnt this what twitpic is for?

Agoddammit said...

good info, but since i use twitter to read other people's tweets i probably won't use it much ..

Jay Reid said...

Screw twitter.

Chloroform said...

A billion tweets in less than a week. My god...

baka1236 said...

when's this going to be implemented?

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